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by Eric Tollefson

Recently I called my friend Stuart Loughridge to see what new works he had sitting on his easel. He emailed me some, and one etching in particular stood out. It had a softness that I hadn't seen before in his work, something that was different. When asked, he said he applied the aquatint first and then pressed the etching. The texture could not have been achieved otherwise. A friend had told him that it was “like a whisper.” As soon as I saw this piece on screen, I set to work creating a frame for it. I wanted a dark yet warm finish on an intimately set piece, cropped close but with breadth.

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